The Chaplain Training Academy (CTA) is a faith-based educational nonprofit corporation that provides online, self-paced continuing education and training for clergy, chaplains, and caregivers serving in a variety of settings. CTA offers Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Chaplain Training Certificate programs, community-based online Clinical Pastoral Education, seminars, mentoring, and board certification programs in partnership with other institutions and professional associations of chaplaincy, pastoral care, and counseling.
Visit our Courses page to learn more about current course offerings and to enroll in a course today. Students will earn between 5 to 8 Continuing Education Units per course which can be applied to the Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Chaplain Training Certificate programs.
The Chaplain Training Academy specializes in training students at all levels towards greater proficiency by delivering practical course content via an innovative eLearning platform accessible from any computer, tablet, or smartphone device. With the exception of CPE training, all courses are self-paced and utilize eLearning digital technologies to access educational course content outside of a traditional classroom setting. Methods of instruction include video, audio, discussion boards, books, articles, practical exercises, and reflection papers. For more information, visit our Courses page to learn more and enroll today. If you have a question that’s not answered on our website, please email Chaplain Training Academy
CTA also offers an accredited, online/distance-learning Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program that allows participants to perform ministry in specialized settings, such as the local parish, mental health institutions, hospitals, military bases, community centers, hospices, nursing homes, correctional facilities, and more. All didactics, and individual and group supervision are conducted online. For more information, please contact the Rev. David Berg by downloading our Distance-Learning CPE Program Information and Application.